There are many ways to achieve your goals. A coach should consider several alternatives before embarking upon a particular method and be ready to change direction if needed. In this course, you will check out a number of coaching styles and figure out the best one for you.
A textbook and two bestsellers, as well as a number of website readings, will be used for this class.
The textbook and the two other books are available in local bookstores and online at Amazon.com. The textbook can be ordered by calling 1-800-747-4457
Successful Coaching, 3rd edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics, April 2004.
The two books
1. The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons On Leaders and Leadership By John Wooden & Steve Jamison, McGraw-Hill December, 2006 (available in hardback new and used online and in eBook editions, both Kindle and Nook)
2. Shooting In The Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership By Jim Thompson (author) & Phil Jackson ( Foreword ), Ward Publishers July, 1998. (available in paperback online both new and used)The website readings are live links and can be found throughout the written assignments
Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years. Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years. Had experience as a Department Head in physical education. Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program. Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.